A Message from President and CEO Susan Dix Lyons

Susan Dix Lyons, President + CEO

Thank you for your interest in the St. Helena Hospital Foundation.

Since 1878, Adventist Health St. Helena has served the needs of Napa Valley residents, honoring and building upon our roots in wellness while developing a reputation as a world-class institution in specialty care and destination medicine.

Our hospital stands alone among community hospitals in the country, delivering state-of-the-art medicine that leads the field in both patient experience and advanced technology.

Through the extraordinary support of donors like you, we’ve been able to establish the following top-rated programs:

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Care: Our Heart and Vascular Institute provides leading-edge diagnostic and treatment options delivered by a multidisciplinary team who are at the forefront of cardiology, cardiac surgery and vascular surgery. We’re leading the nation in minimally-invasive approaches to care, and our outcomes rank among the best in the field.
  • Orthopedics and Joint Replacement: The Coon Joint Replacement Institute offers the most advanced minimally-invasive treatments, including robotic-assisted surgery. Our knee and hip replacement program is the recipient of the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval, one of the oldest and largest standards-setting accredited body in health care.
  • Revolutionizing Cancer Treatment: Our Cancer Center is one of the region’s most respected centers devoted to cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. We provide patients with a customized cancer treatment plan that addresses physical, emotional and spiritual needs. We also participate in clinical trials that test the effectiveness of new cancer drugs, diagnostic procedures and cancer therapies through our unique affiliation with University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
  • Lifestyle Medicine: Through our TakeTEN™ Program we provide a proven, physician-directed solution that teaches practical steps to create a healthy lifestyle that will benefit you today and for the rest of your life. Our innovative program combines clinical care and lifestyle prescription to help you manage and reverse underlying chronic disease conditions – with the goal of keeping you well and reducing your hospital needs in the future.

We couldn’t do this without the support of our donors and the community.

Your generous commitment ensures that Adventist Health St. Helena continues its pioneering work in medicine, patient care and wellness. Thank you for being a vital partner in the mission to transform the health of our communities. We look forward to working with you to support the hospital’s continued leadership on the frontier of health.


Susan Dix Lyons
President + CEO
St. Helena Hospital Foundation